Volvo XC90 PHEV Comparison Table, Specs, Range & More


If you're on the hunt for that perfect PHEV SUV, then our Volvo XC90 PHEV comparison page should help you on your way. The Volvo Cars brand is synonymous with safety. That, we're sure you know. But did you know that Volvo Cars is on a global mission to end the carbonization of our atmosphere? Did you know that Volvo Cars gives you high-end luxury features that other brands charge you extra for? Did you know that Volvo Cars offers 3yr/36k miles on all their vehicles, including all Volvo Hybrid Models? More info as you scan this page. Wait for the end!

Volvo XC90 PHEV Comparison: Key Points

Yeah, we're a bit biased, and we don't really think there is such a thing as "competition" when referring to other PHEV SUVs, but many of our customers come to us hot off a test drive of the BMW X5 xDrive PHEV, the Lincoln Aviator Grand Touring PHEV, and the Lexus 450h Hybrid. We think you'll agree that those Volvo XC90 Hybrid competitors overpromise and under-deliver. Let's take a look at the main reasons why we think the home team has the advantage. The Volvo XC90 PHEV offers standard:

  • 400-hp
  • Seating for seven
  • Adaptive LED headlights
  • Leather seating
  • Acoustic filtration
  • Fast-charge capability
  • EV-only mode
  • A panoramic glass sunroof
  • A power liftgate
  • Robust ADAS safety features
  • Semi-autonomous driving

We can't really say the same for those other SUVs. Volvo Cars offers comprehensive luxury & safety at a level that can't be touched. We've even got features that don't exist in those other brands, such as run-off-road protection and whiplash mitigation seating. If you've made up your mind already, jump right to our 2021 Volvo XC90 Hybrid PHEV inventory, pick your favorite, and contact a specialist about your Volvo XC90 PHEV lease today!

Volvo XC90 PHEV Comparison: Ownership

Owning a PHEV vehicle is about making a conscious decision to create a better world. So with that said, efficiency and range should matter. The Volvo XC90 PHEV range is an impressive 520 miles.1 This number dwarfs the EPA-rated ranges of the other vehicles. So on that account only, the Volvo XC90 PHEV comes out on top.

Does bigger mean better? Logically, the bigger the battery, the farther you should be able to go, right? Wrong! The Volvo XC90 PHEV battery size is actually the smallest of this grouping, and yet, she can go farther than any of them. Why is that? The Volvo XC90 PHEV battery size is a 9.2kWh unit, where all the others come in at 13kWh, 18kWh, and 21kWh, respectively. That tells us that the other OEMs are being wasteful with all that power when they should be more efficient.

But that's also what Volvo Cars does so well. They give you more while taking and using less. The more you read about these vehicles, the more you'll find to love. Take the Volvo C40 Recharge Pure Electric SUV, for example. As the second purely electric SUV from Volvo Cars, this model also gives you exquisite luxury and performance while being cruelty-free!

With the Volvo XC90 PHEV, peace of mind is yours. Eco-confidence is yours. And as fate would have it, the choice is also yours. Which PHEV will you choose?

Volvo XC90 PHEV Comparison: Parting Thoughts

The Volvo XC90 PHEV goes above and beyond. You've got an electric propulsion system that allows you to cruise up to 18 miles in pure EV mode. So for in-town drives and daily errands, you can be 100% emission-free. The internal combustion engine is there to give you confidence over the long haul, and it even kicks in automatically should you deplete your battery when driving in full EV mode. If the idea of a fully electric vehicle from Volvo Cars interests you, you might want to take a look at the Volvo XC40 Pure Electric SUV. This award-winning SUV has been making waves in the EV community since her release in 2018. See what all the passion is about right here at Gunther Volvo Daytona.


2021 Volvo XC90
Recharge Plug-In Hybrid

2021 BMW X5
xDrive PHEV

2021 Lincoln Aviator
Grand Touring PHEV

2021 Lexus 450h
Hybrid

Starting MSRP1$63,450$65,400$68,900$51,110
Active Safety2StandardOptionalOptionalOptional
Remote Engine StartStandardNot AvailableStandardStandard
Inductive Smartphone ChargingStandardOptionalOptionalOptional
Standard USB Ports4246
Pilot Assist Semi-Autonomous DriveStandardOptionalOptionalStandard
4-Zone ACCStandardOptionalStandardNot Available
Leather UpholsteryStandardOptionalStandardOptional
Active Bending LED HeadlightsStandardStandardOptionalOptional
Whiplash ProtectionStandardNot AvailableNot AvailableStandard
7-Passenger SeatingStandardOptionalOptionalOptional
2nd Row Pilot Seating, (6-Passenger)OptionalNot AvailableStandardOptional
Rear Power Child LocksStandardManualManualManual
Panoramic MoonroofStandardStandardStandardOptional
Seatbelt Pre-Tensioners7224
Elec + Gas MPGe555056-
Premium Gas MPG27202329/28/29
City/Hwy/Comb.
Total Range (Gas + Elec)520400460N/A


1Prices shown are Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP), Base Price or Starting At price and excludes destination fees, taxes, title, license, and registration and/or electronic filing fees, dealer fees.

2Lane Departure Warning, Blind Spot Information, Rear Collision Mitigation, and Road Sign Information
*2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid details focus on the 2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid Inscription Expression.
**Source: Comparison Information from AutoPlanner (September 2020); OEM sites.